Why Is It So
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing tree
which is sustainable, ethical
and a eco-friendly fabric that will
revolutionise the bedding industry
Working towards a sustainable,
ethical and ecological lifestyle is important
to the health of our planet and ourselves.
We question where our food comes from,
how has it been grown, or where our electricity
and energy comes from.
Are they renewable? Ethical? Sustainable?
But what about our pillowcases and bedding?
The pillowcase and bedding industry hasn't reached the same level of sustainability as food and energy. Cheap bedding and pillowcases are everywhere and are too easy to avoid.
But there are alternatives.
At Touché, we are using Eucalyptus Fabric- which is Renewable- Ethical- Sustainable and also gives you the best night's sleep!
Eucalyptus is a woody flowering tree or shrub.
There are around 700 different species, mostly
found in Australia and southeast Asia but several
varieties grow in Europe, America and Africa.
It is a fast growing plant and when it is harvested,
it is cut rather than uprooted, so it grows back,
and with speed, making it a renewable material.
We use fabric made from the pulp of Eucalyptus trees. It is an extremely eco-friendly fabric produced by Lenzing Fibers, headquartered in Austria. Compared to cotton in particular, Eucalyptus fabric has a significantly smaller environmental impact, requiring as much as 10 to 20 times less water and no pesticides whatsoever. The Eucalyptus trees are grown in what is called a closed-group system, whereby all inputs and outputs are closely measured and monitored to ensure minimal ecological footprint. Chemicals, water, solvents, etc. are all carefully selected and/or treated so there is no harm to the environment
Our major concern about using tress was in the fact that Eucalyptus trees had to be cut down in order to make it. But fear not- Lenzing Fibers does not harvest the trees from forests, but instead sustainable farms grow the Eucalyptus trees. For every tree cut down, 2 more trees are planted to replace it. This takes the burden off forests entirely.
Good for home
Food for the Planet
Eucalyptus Tencel is produced using a lyocell process exclusively from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), and the fibre carries the Pan-European Forest Council (PEFC) quality seal.
The Eucalyptus goes through a similar process as other semi-synthetic natural fibres, such as Viscous bamboo fabric, but the Lyocell process used to make eucalyptus is more benign and eco-friendly.
To make Tencel Lyocell Eucalyptus bedding, the Eucalyptus wood is pulped, reduced down into a cellulose viscous solution that is forced through spinnerets. These stringy fibres that come out of the nozzle are spun into a soft, lightweight and breathable fabric called Tencel.
The only chemical used in the Tencel manufacturing process is the non-toxic solvent, amine oxide, that allows closed loop processing where up to 99% of the chemical is perpetually re-used, minimising the impact on the environment and conserving energy and water.
The MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for lyocell rates the amine oxide solvent used to digest the wood pulp as being non-toxic. About 99% is recovered and recycled during the manufacturing process. Also, waste products in the air and water from the manufacturing process are minimal and considered harmless.
Our Eucalyptus fabric is eco-friendly it can be recycled and its is biodegradable because it is a cellulosic fiber.
Products made from Eucalyptus can be recycled or composted.
Your pillowcase IS harboring stowaways and other grossness.
WHAT MAKES touché DIFFERENT
The Eucalyptus Lyocell Fabric
Eucalyptus Lyocell fabric is manufactured by TENCEL™ and is the fabric made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus.
TENCEL™ fibers are produced from the pulp of eucalyptus wood and made from sustainably sourced wood which are FSC & PEFC certified. TENCEL™ lyocell is considered to be one of the most sustainable fabrics of modern technology. Considerably more eco-friendly than both cotton and bamboo, TENCEL™ also far surpasses the standards of comfort for sheets.
touche's products are made from 100% TENCEL™ lyocell from eucalyptus trees. We use authentic certified TENCEL™ manufactured by Lenzing Fibers milled from Austria, so we guarantee you the best in quality.